Kassidy Keith on Heaven by Quinn Saunders
Royal Riders Enjoy Success
Duncan, BC, Canada – The Queen Margaret’s School Royals Equestrian Team wrapped up their school year season in Langley, BC at the scenic Thunderbird Show Park, securing championships and earning top placings.
The Thunderbird Classic and BC Open are the final two shows the QMS Royals compete in each school year. With other academic commitments and end of year pressures, taking a complete team to the shows is always a challenge. “This has been one of our busiest competition years to date,” says Cheryl Keith, QMS Head Coach. “Our riders have been riding hard all year and are tired, so it’s incredible to watch them dig deep and achieve success.” For some riders though, their riding doesn’t end in June.
For graduating rider Kassidy Keith, her achievements at Thunderbird have only flamed the passion for her sport and assisted in deciding her direction after QMS. “I’m really excited about my future,” says Keith. “Immediately after my graduation banquet I’m going to Washington State to ride with Shelley Kerron at Legacy Hunters & Jumpers Stables in Woodinville. This is an exciting opportunity for me to develop my riding skills.” Keith is hopeful that her wins at Thunderbird will help her to be considered for a place on the U18 North American Riders Team.
With the season now complete, the QMS Equestrian Program will turn its attention to preparing for several summer camps which focus on building riding skills, Equine Canada riding levels, horse psychology and pre-veterinary studies. To learn more, visit www.qms.bc.ca.
Thunderbird Classic & BC Open Results
Kassidy Keith on Crackerjack – Reserve Champion Junior Amateur 1.3m
– 4th Place 1.35m Open Jumper Classic
on Press to Play – Champion Hunter 3’3″
on Dreams Come True – Champion Training Pony Hunter
on Maplebrook’s Heaven – Champion Junior Hunter
– Champion Junior Hunter
– Reserve Champion Junior A Equitation
Emily Cake on Will I Am – 2nd Place Training Jumper
– Reserve Champion Showpark Hunter
Tianna Jerome on Rosewood – 2nd Place Low Hunter
Kyra Westman on LL Bean – 2nd Place 1.0m Jumpers
on Storm Warning – 3rd Place Training & Children’s Jumper
– 4th Place CET Medal
Hannah Anderson on
Rosewood – Champion Pre Child Equitation
– Champion Short Stirrup Hunter
– Reserve Champion Pre Child Hunter